My first reaction to Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts was “oh, another Beauty and the Beast knockoff.”
I know you think that my next words will prove just how different it is, but no, it really is a manga-fied version similar to the Disney classic.
From the chibi girl’s defiant yet loving nature to the beast having a terrible secret, too many cliches are involved in this story.
Still, if you are looking for a romantic fantasy manga that will remind you of Belle’s story, then this series might just satisfy you.
Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts will get an anime adaptation in 2023, so you can now gaze at the series’ fantastic art style in an animated version.
The latest visual of the upcoming anime highlights the two protagonists, Sali and Leonhart:
In this anime, the world is divided into monster and human realms. Sali is a young girl who was raised to be a sacrifice to the Beast King.
The king expects her to cower in fear and beg for mercy but instead, he encounters a daring girl who keeps scolding him.
Thus, despite all of his ministers’ concerns and protests, he takes her as his consort. (No surprise there.) Sali’s real test still awaits as the beast kingdom is yet to accept her and the king’s not so little secret does not help either.
Yu Tomofuji, the manga’s author, has commented that a few spinoffs are also under production.
With a new anime adaptation and more projects to come, it looks like the Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts has a grand year ahead.
About Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts
Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts is a manga series by Yu Tomofuji. The manga started serialization in the Hana to Yume magazine in 2015 and ended in 2020. An anime adaptation will be released in 2023.
A spinoff series, titled “The White Rabbit and the Beast Prince” has also begun its serialization since August 2022.
The series shows a young girl who is sent to the king of beasts as a sacrifice. Instead of killing her, the king is taken by her and keeps her as a consort.
Source: Official Website